Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Food Fight

History of Warfare from WWII to the present...

Cheat sheet:
Germans- Sausage, Pretzel
Jews - Matzoh Bread
Israel - Lox Bagel
British - Fish and Chips
French- croissant roll
Japanese- Maki Roll, Nigiri Sushi
Americans- Burger, Fries, Sliders, Fried Chicken Nuggets
Russians - Beef Stroganoff
Koreans- Kimchi
Chinese- Dumplings, Fried Rice, Egg Roll
Cuba - Cuban Sandwiches
Middle East- Kebabs, Falafel, Pita
Vietnamese- Spring Rolls


TWSS - Chicago

6:50 AM - As we got off the shuttle bus outside Wrigley Field:

One of the NHL Girls: "Ooh... It's all slippery."
Guy in the back of the bus: "That's what she said."



Monday, December 29, 2008


(with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can get going without pep pills,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, no fault of yours, things go wrong,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can face the world without lies and deceit,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, or politics,

Then, my Brother, you are as good as your dog.

– Author unknown


Teflon Urkel

More blatant disregard for the Law by Barry Hussein Urkel.

I wonder if Urkel is going to catch any heat from the Tree Hugger Crowd, or maybe even some criminal sanctions from the EPA for breaking the CFRs regarding the scattering of ashes...
(Twice, no less...)

According to the EPA's website:

Disposal location and measures - Non-cremated remains

Burial at sea of human remains that are not cremated shall take place at least 3 nautical miles from land and in water at least 600 feet deep. Certain areas, including east central Florida, the Dry Tortugas, Florida and west of Pensacola, Florida to the Mississippi River Delta, require water at least 1800 feet deep. Refer to the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 229.1 for details. All necessary measures shall be taken to ensure that the remains sink to the bottom rapidly and permanently.

Disposal location and measures - Cremated remains

Cremated remains shall be buried in or on ocean waters without regard to the depth limitations specified for non-cremated remains in paragraph 2 above provided that such burial takes place at least three nautical miles from land.

"After the service, he and his family members scattered her ashes off the cliffs into the Pacific."

I'm not an expert, but this doesn't look like three miles to me...

(This might be the second offense..."Secret Service security keeps a close watch as Obama, oldest daughter Malia and sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, among others, make their way down to the rocky shoreline. Together, they spread the ashes of Madelyn Dunham. It's the same spot Obama paid tribute to his mother last August. She died in 1995."
This seems to me to imply they scattered his mother's ashes here also...)

Where is the EPA on this? Where is the Mainstream Media?

As noted earlier, this guys can get away with anything...
Will the media honeymoon ever end?


Winter Classic 2009

Strange mix: Hockey & Baseball

Seems like only a year ago we were doing this in Buffalo...


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Obama Claus

Partial list of campaign promises from Barry "Don't use my middle name" Obama:
(These are direct quotes from speeches during the campaign, and my comments in blue.)

  • "give a tax break to 95 percent of Americans who work every day and get taxes taken out of their paycheck every week";

    We'll see how this one plays out... (I'm curious what you're going to do for the folks who don't work every day and instead collect that nice fat EBT card every week.)

  • "eliminate income taxes on Social Security for seniors making under $50,000";

    Huh? Non-promise. Eliminate taxes on Social Security? WTF?

  • "give homeowners and working parents additional tax breaks";

    Does it count if the house is in foreclosure? And do I get an additional break for each house I have in foreclosure?

  • not increase taxes on anyone if they "make under $250,000; you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime –- not your income taxes, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax";

    I'll be holding my breath here...

  • "end those breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas";

    Which breaks are you talking about?

  • "give tax breaks to companies that invest right here in the United States";

    Invest? Invest how?

  • "eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-up companies that are the engine of job creation in this country";
    Small business and start-ups don't usually have to deal with capital gains... Usually they are barely eking out enough $ to pay their (few) employees.
  • "create two million new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling roads, and bridges, and schools -- by laying broadband lines to reach every corner of the country";

    So, let me get this right... You are going to make construction companies hire unskilled labor to build bridges, schools and lay fiber optic cables? You sure about this?

  • "invest $15 billion a year in renewable sources of energy to create five million new energy jobs over the next decade";

    Huh? 15 Billion a year, to create 5 million jobs over the next 10 years?
  • "reopen old factories, old plants, to build solar panels, and wind turbines";

    Lovely. Have you looked at the efficiency information of solar and wind? You'd have to cover every square foot of land (not just vacant land, Jocko) in Duval County with solar panels in order to generate 10 percent of the daily power needs for the city of Jacksonville. And wind turbines are even worse.

  • build "a new electricity grid";
    Huh? Why do we need a "new grid"?

  • "build the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow";

    Who? Your boys in the UAW? Ok... Will we be able to afford them? And even more important, will they be worth a damn?

  • "eliminate the oil we import from the Middle East in 10 years";

    Eliminate? Without either coming up with a new domestic source (Hello? Offshore drilling in FL) or coming up with an efficient alternative energy source (ahem! Nuclear Power, dumbass.) it just isn't gonna happen.

  • "lower premiums" for those who already have health insurance;

    I'll be over here, holding my breath on this one too.

  • "if you don't have health insurance, you'll be able to get the same kind of health insurance that members of Congress give themselves";

    Again, let's see how you plan to engineer this one...

  • "end discrimination by insurance companies to the sick and those who need care the most";

    So, you plan on nationalizing the health care system and changing the complete methodology for covering people...
  • "invest in early childhood education";

    Like Headstart? Like all the other entitlement programs that most of the $$$ wind up in the pockets of the administrators and planners and hanger's-on. Very little money actually makes it to the actual classroom.

  • "recruit an army of new teachers";

    Recruit? Better figure out a way to pay them more than a Pizza Hut delivery driver.

  • "pay our teachers higher salaries, give them more support. But ... also demand higher standards and more accountability";

    Yeah... And your are going to get the money where? And how are you going to appease the NEA?

  • "make a deal with every young person who's here and every young person in America: If you are willing to commit yourself to national service, whether it's serving in our military or in the Peace Corps, working in a veterans home or a homeless shelter, then we will guarantee that you can afford to go to college no ifs ands or buts";

  • "stop spending $10 billion a month in Iraq while the Iraqis have a huge surplus";

    Better check your math... It's not 10 billion a month.

  • "end this war in Iraq";
    Ok. Let me know how that is going to work... You got a magic wand?

  • "finish the fight and snuff out al Qaeda and bin Laden";
    Hmmmm... Better keep that magic wand close at hand.

  • "increase our ground troops and our investments in the finest fighting force in the world";

    But not spend that 10 Billion a month... How much are you going to spend?

  • "invest in 21st century technologies so that our men and women have the best training and equipment when they deploy into combat and the care and benefits they have earned when they come home";
    What money are you going to invest? That 10 Billion you aren't spending in Iraq?

  • "No more homeless veterans"; and

    Why just take care of the homeless vets? What about other homeless folks?

  • "no more fighting for disability payments."

    Boy, between revamping the entire health care system, and the insurance system and now the whole Veterans Administration system, you have your work cut out for you.
    But look at the bright side- your are creating jobs for over a million new government workers to oversee and administer all this new bureaucracy.
Hey- how about this: A government workforce quid pro quo.
For every new government job you create, you have to eliminate one that is no longer needed.
I know it would be tough, but an American business has to cull its workforce when it can't afford them all... Why should the gummint be different?


Are You Sure...?

At one point during the recent Tortugas trip the discussion of
"What qualities do you look for in a woman?" was kicked around...

For that poor bastard who said:

"I'm looking for a blue-eyed blond with a good tan that works out and keeps herself in shape..."

Be care of what you want... You just might get it.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Wonder If I Would Get Away With That?

In regards to the Blagojevich / Obama report-
Barry "Don't mention my middle name" Obama:
'We checked it out. We didn't do anything wrong.'

If I get audited by the IRS I'm going to use the same defense.
"I had a look. It all looks good to me. Don't worry about it."

Think it would fly?

Then why should we turn a blind eye to The One's assertion?

By the way, what about the comment that if Blago appointed Urkel's choice, all he'd get would be "appreciation"?
Doesn't that imply that a conversation regarding "compensation" took place?
Regardless of outcome, (quid pro quo or not) wouldn't it be logical and, dare I say, they have a moral responsibility to report Blago to the Attorney General regarding his efforts?

I guess not.
If you are The One, you are immune to any kind of accountability for any wrongdoing.

Glow-Bull Warmening

So, Al... How does this fit into your graphs, charts and doom shouting?
I know all the folks in the Dakotas were counting on your predictions so they'd have palm trees and mojitos on the front porch in January this year.

I would suggest using something other than the Weather Channel for your
forecasting needs... 'Cause these jerkoffs don't know shit about weather.

I don't know if y'all noticed it but they are changing the glow-bull warmening buzzwords-
They don't call it "Global Warming" any more; They refer to it as "Anthropomorphic Climate Change", that way they can point to any abberation in the weather cycle and scream about the demise of the Earth unless this or that industry, occupation, task or pastime is measured, calibrated, taxed, and regulated out of existence.


Monday, December 22, 2008


...But this looks like it's a little over-the-top, even for Yours Truly, and I'm a graduate of the "everything is better with bacon added to it" school of good eats.

Bacon and Cheese Roll at Foodproof

A thing of Beauty is a joy forever.
(If, by "a thing of Beauty" you mean an artery-hardening place mat made of bacon.)

ZOMG! Cheezy!

Stuffed with cheese and rolled like a Cohiba #2.

Alright, who wants one of theses babies on the table for Christmas dinner?

H/T for the tip to Jaden@SteamyKitchen


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tramp Stamp

Love is thoughtful and kind. Love knows the difference between' its' and' it's'...
Love may 'preserve', but I'd give it 15 minutes in a canning bath so it might also persevere.
Love needs to be kept clean lest the words become illegible.
Love transcends stupid people getting stupid tattoos in stupid places.


Just when you think....

...You've seen it all...


The following link takes you to a place that
is offensive and decidedly Not Safe For Work.
If you are a prude, easily offended, goody two-shoes,
highly religous, prissy, puritan or
overly-righteous, do NOT click on the link.

I mean it.

Just when you thought you've seen it all.


Imagery - Disturbing

Spending too much time at the Sushi Bar?


Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Three Little Big Pigs

Someone asked me (via comment) about my take on the Detroit Bailout...

I took a bit of time because I wanted to make my reply short and succint,
not (as my usual wont) longwinded and boring...

(It’s not really an accurate picture. It should show three large piglets try to suckle from an emaciated sow.)

Bailout Detroit?

I don't buy their cars. They are, as a rule, pieces of shit...
Why should the gumnmint give them my money anyway?

And as for the resulting unemployment from the fallout...
Find another job. Stop whining.

Alas, it won't be a nice union position that awards tenure
over hard work, but if you want to pay the bills, there are
plenty of jobs out there.

Here, Let me help:

Hey Detroit... Get a clue. Check out how Toyota handles it without coming to the gummit with their hands out.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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If you can't handle it, go elsewhere and do NOT press
the PLAY button. And obviously it would be considered
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Link: Fleg Master Tlpizza

I'm not sure what they're selling but I may have to order one, just in case.


I wonder what they'll do when he actually does something?

Time Magazine "Person of the Year"


Jeebus H Chroist on a fucking skateboard...

Can't you assholes in the MSM at least wait until he DOES something before
you name schools, highways, holidays, and issue stamps for him?!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dry Tortugas - December Camping Trip

Do you remember last year?
Let me refresh your memory...
2007 - "Clothes. Stay. On..."

This year was going to be different...
More people, better food, more fun, less hair cutting.

The trip originally was planned for 15 people...
I had about 17 people tell me they wanted to go, but I knew it would be less than that. We had cancellations and no-shows right up to the day before we departed.

After all the planning, pleading and plotting we had a Gang of Eight.
Zack - From The Wrong Way, IDS Tech and 2007 participant.
Frau - IDS contractor and 2007 victim.
Glyn - IDS Tech and token Aussie.
Erich - IDS Event Staff and part of our 2008 Beijing Crew (See "Cowgirl" post)
Brad - Former classmate (1977? 78?) of mine. Geotechnical engineer in Jax Beach.
Amanda - IDS Developer, code name iHot. (Don't ask, you'll only piss her off.)
Jeff - IDS LPGA Staffer and root beer drinker.
(and, of course, Yours Truly)

The trip was split into two parts,
The early crew (5 of us) would go down and get the site ready on Thursday, and everyone else would come down on Friday morning. We'd all depart on Sunday afternoon.

Things started to get interesting as I watched the weather forecasts and the Pulaski Shoals data buoy readings:
Windy and cool... and a cold front was on it's way.
It would be hitting the Tortugas on Thursday around noon.


We set out from Jax around 6:30 on Wednesday night, had dinner on the way down and made our way to Key West arriving in plenty of time to load the boat at 6:30.

The Captain tried to scare us off...
"It's gonna bad out there. The front is coming and it is going to hit us either before or just as we hit Rebecca Channel. We're talking 8-10 foot seas."
None of our group of 5, nor any of the other 20 or so additional visitors bailed...

True to his word, just as we hit the end of the Quicksands beyond the Marquesas, the sky turned black, the rain started and the seas were a mess...
The crew passed out seasick bags and quite a few were used for the appropriate purpose.

We weathered the storm and arrived at the Dry Wet Tortugas about 10 minutes behind schedule. Sunny Days didn't make the trip at all.

There was a steady rain falling as we stared of offload our equipment.
We delayed putting up our tents until after 1pm when the weather started to break.

Rough waters off the south swim beach

It took us a while, but we finally got camp set up and by the end of the day everything was starting to come together.

It was a cool and windy night, and the next day (Friday) there was a sustained wind from the north-north-west.

Friday morning the other three of our crew arrived on the Yankee Freedom II...
We sent all the first-timers off to enjoy the Fort tour and a couple of us took care of stowing new gear and getting things squared away.
Things were fixing to get interesting...

Constant Readers have no doubt been following the Out of Context quotes from down at the Park... Lots of one-liners, insults, snaps, and digs at each other...
At one point I did dust off a classic old joke...
Yours Truly: "Dude, you look awful."
Anonymous Participant: "I feel fine, though..."
YT: "Hmmm. I better check my MedDiags program on my Crackberry..."
(YT digs out his Crackberry and starts Application.)
YT: "'Looks Bad - Feels Bad' - That's not it."
YT: "'Looks Good - Feels Bad' - That's not it either."
Concerned looks from other Campers
YT: "Loogs Good - Feels Good... Nope."
YT: "Ah! Here it is... Looks Bad - Feels Good.... You're a vagina."

There is a story that needs to be told here that I will let someone else detail:
The Tale of the Cooler Nazi...
Check back for information on how Yours Truly was thwarted in every way possible in my efforts to keep drinks and ice available for the duration of the trip...

A few pictures are in order...

Friday the 12 was a full moon...

Full moon over the Harbor.

And of course, the full moon brings out some odd behavior in people...

Amanda and Glyn, thankfully oblivious to the Just-say-no-to-Crack Zack-style Full Moon. Ewwww.

Sunrise over the Shrimpboats

The Shrimpers were lined up down the eastern edge of the Park border, taking advantage of the lee created by the Park's shallow waters.

The sun did come out for a bit, and the swim beach was sheltered from the wind...

Erich, Jeff, Zack, Glyn and Frau...

And no trip report from DRTO is complete without the obligatory Sunset Photo...

Watching the sunset...Note Frau's use of the sleeping bag to ward off frostbite.

One last one...

Glyn's run-in with the Physalia physalia...

He got the black eye the the previous evening... I'll let someone closer to the incident tell that story...

There was lots of drinking, lots of good food...

Clothes. Stayed. On... Thankfully- for several reasons...
The wind chill had the temps down in the low 60's, maybe even the upper 50's.
We had a steady 30kt wind through the night on Friday and Saturday...
No one really wanted to risk frostbite in order to re-enact the 2007 Naked Moat Marathon. Besides, with Jeremy and Kim gone, any streaker would be in greater danger... Ranger Sarah is a "shoot-first-ask-questions-later" kinda girl.
And no one wants to get their genitalia Tazed...

So... We're thinking a trip in May.... Warm water, warmer air...

Anyone interested?


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Glyn's Nemesis


Heading Home

Another successful trip.

10 lbs Shrimp
1 case Bud Light
8 rib eye steaks
18 cans Lite Beer
10 lbs Stone Crab Claws
12 cans Corona Extra Cerveza
12 chicken breasts
18 cans A&W Root Beer
6 handles of Capt. Morgan
2 2-liter Coke
2 2-liter Coke Zero
2 liters of Absolut
6 bags assorted chips
7 layer dip
Many, many, nutrigrain bars
and Rice Crispy Treat bars.

And one horrible accident-
Glyn Williams tangled with a Man O' War...
Not pretty.
Pics to be posted soon on the DRTO Pirates site.

Tonight: The young'uns will be doing a Duval Crawl tonight in Key West.
To them I say,
"Go with God, be safe from Evil..."
I'm driving back to Jax tonite.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday dinner

Brad, Glyn & Amanda at dinner.


DRTO Trip Report

4PM Saturday.

Just getting ready to cook dinner for the crew.
Last night: Rib Eye steaks with ginger/soy marinade, potatoes, ceviche and a lagniappe of shrimp flame-sauteed with 100-proof Capt. Morgan Rum and a splash of Grand Mariner.

Tonight: Chicken (either Mojo Criollio or Peruvian Marinade), beer-boiled shrimp, more ceviche, and stone crab claws.

The count so far- 2 cases of beer, 4 1.75 liter bottles of Capt. Morgan, 1 liter of Absolut vodka.


(Not) Out of Context

(During dinner, no less...)
Jeff: Innocuous comment regarding Zack playing a skin-flute.
Amanda: (Sarcastically) "What's a skin flute?"
Glyn: "Do you want me to show you or just tell you?"
(Long incredulous pause...)
Amanda: "Wow. *You* are a charmer..."


Out of Context - DRTO

Amanda: "Zack is the who should have gone to bed with bloody knees."

Man, what did I miss last night?


Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Weather is Here,

...Wish you were beautiful.

80 degrees, with a good breeze.

Make plans for next year...


Out of Context - Yankee Freedom

Tortugas Jack:
"Strrrrroke! Strrrrrroke! Strrrrrroke!"

Lord, its gonna be a long ride.


Out of Context 2AM in Homestead FL

At an Exxon station in Homestead @ 2:30 am

"Don't question my spelling..."

Mr. Bad Aptitude - ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Study on Procrastination

I'm just a little too busy to write the post about it today. Maybe tomorrow.

Recurring Theme

When asked today about the the indictment of (IL Governor) Rod Blagojevich, His Oneness The Urkel made the following statement:

“I was not aware of what was happening.”

This has become a recurrent theme with His Urkelness.

First: Blagojevich said he knew Obama wanted Senate Candidate 1 for the open seat but "they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation. (Expletive) them."

Then David Axelrod says:
"I know he's [Urkel] talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names, many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them," said in a Nov. 23 interview.

Then His Urkelness (indulging in some Clintonesque parsing) says:
"I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening."
(Note his 'Non-Teleprompter gaffe" where he starts to say something- then has to backtrack to hide the truth.)

Which, if you read between the lines, could possibly be translated as "Someone else was working out all the details for me, but I was keeping my hands from getting dirty." or "I'm getting ready to throw someone under... Uh I mean, Someone is getting ready to throw themselves under the bus to keep me from being sullied by this Chicago-politics-as-usual occurrence."...

So, here come the bus... and...
"I was mistaken when I told an interviewer last month that the President-elect has spoken directly to Governor Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy. They did not then or at any time discuss the subject." - Axelrod, 12/9/08

But the Media still believe His Oneness every time he says he's not aware things going on right in front of him.
Here are a few examples:

On Rev. Wright: “I wasn’t aware of the AIDS conspiracy statement, which I think is completely out of line and off the wall,”
And the ever-popular: “I wasn’t aware of his statements, 'God damn America'. Those statements were not ones that I knew about until the story broke a week and a half ago.”

On Rezko: “I was aware of what was in the newspapers, but I certainly was not aware of the serious charges that have subsequently been brought.”

The One was “not aware” of Bill Ayers’ radical past. He was also “not aware” of his aunt’s immigration status.

It seems that if you hold your chin up high enough, you can claim to be unaware of what is happening right under your nose.


Friday, December 05, 2008


Actual Hummer Dealerships...
(Really. Look 'em up.)

Royal Hummer (Tucson AZ)

Suburban Hummer (Troy, MI)

Team Hummer (Several locations in CA)

Hummer of Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Hummer of Manhattan (New York, NY)

Classic Hummer (Grapevine, TX)

Bravo Hummer (El Paso, TX)

Frontier Hummer (Billings, MT)

Sunrise Hummer (Memphis, TN)

Bob Ross Hummer (Dayton, OH)

Long Hummer (Southborough, MA)

Queensway Hummer (Toronto ONT)

Parkway Hummer (Valencia CA)

Three Way Hummer (Bakersfield, CA)

Insert your own joke here...


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Last chance, last chance...

There are still a couple of spaces left on the 2008 Tortugas Trip.
I can hold spaces until Monday. After that, I have to give the Boats
a final passenger manifest...

If you are interested, drop me a line...
(or post a comment to this message with your email address. It will not be published.)-

Here's the info...

Dry Tortugas Camping Trip 2009


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Obama FlipFlop - The Bullshit Continues

Hey, all you Hopenchangers!
Enjoy this little slice of Obullshit...

June 9, 2008
"I'll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we'll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills," the Illinois senator said.

December 3, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama has removed any reference of his promise to implement a windfall profits tax on the oil and gas industry from the Obama-Biden Transition Team website,

Don't get me wrong here... I like the fact that he's reneging on this particular promise. Lefties, however, aren't.

My whole point- It's yet another case of telling the Sheeple what they want to hear in order to get elected.
I just wonder what he's going to pull next?

Stay tuned... The hits just keep on comin'....


Test your Powers of Observation

Spot The Big Guy


Squatter Help

This would be funny if it wasn't so frightening...

Foreclosed houses being broken into and occupied by the homeless.

Think of damage- no electricity, no water service.
Guess what is going on inside this house.

City's position:
"It is important to note that if people trespass into private property, it is up to the property owner to take action to remove those individuals."


Let me get this right...
I see a house and there is no one home; I can trespass without fear of being arrested, even if the police see me, because it is the Property Owner's responsibility?

You must be joking.

This is going to be trouble. Now that it's in the (so called) mainstream media, you are going to see a lot more of it...


Campaign Words

So now Hussein Urkel will have us believe that you can say anything you like during a campaign and 1) not be held responsible for the veracity of the comment 2) he has no regard for the intelligence (or lack thereof) of the people he is speaking to.

Partial transcript:

"This is fun for the press to try to stir up whatever quotes were generated during the course of the campaign, and you’re having fun. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m not faulting it. But, look, I think if you look at the statements that Hillary Clinton and I have made outside of the heat of a campaign, we share a view that America has to be safe and secure, and in order to do that we have to combine military power with strengthened diplomacy."

No, Dumbass-Elect,
They are YOUR words. You should be held responsible for the things you say and the aspersions you cast on others.
No, it is NOT a case of "All's fair in love and politics."
You can't have it both ways...

If you say her foreign experience is just tea parties with the HoiPolloi and she's not fit to play in the Big Show, then her tea party experience is not qualification to be Secretary of State.
And, by the way, Mr. Professor of Constitutional Law,
There is no "Office of the President-Elect".
And second, you AREN'T the President-Elect until after the Electoral College convenes and votes on the matter.

And one last note (for the moment anyway)...
For all Hussein's Barry's suggestion the McCain would be "Bush Part II", it sure as hell looks like Jan 20 will be the beginning of "Clinton Part II".
Hope you enjoy the CHANGE...
(I would have preferred to have 10s, 20s, 50s and 100s instead of a pocket full of change.)

Keep you friends close, and your enemies closer.


Monday, December 01, 2008

I Don't Carry a Gun...

By Syd at Front Sight, Press
Original Here

I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry. I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because my sex organs are too small. I carry a gun because I want to continue to use those sex organs for the purpose for which they were intended for a good long time to come.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.


I don’t carry a gun to do a cop’s job. I carry a gun because a cop may not be available when I need him to save my life.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m looking for trouble. I carry a gun to defend my life from the trouble that may find me.

I carry a gun because my I was reared by people who taught me that to be free meant making the price of taking my freedom too high for anyone to pay.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the world but, because I love my peaceful community and feel a responsibility to keep it that way.

I don’t carry a gun to scare my law-abiding neighbors, but to impress any criminal who comes among us of the necessity for him to actively seek another trade.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m looking for a gunfight, just like I don’t own a fire extinguisher because I’m looking to fight fires. Having a gun readily available evens the odds in a gunfight, just like having a fire extinguisher readily available evens the odds of surviving a fire.

I don't carry a gun to pass judgment on someone. I carry a gun so in case of an unpleasant situation, I can be judged by 12, rather than carried by 6.

I don't carry a gun in order to send someone to the county Coroner. I carry a gun so my wife and/or daughter can hire an attorney to defend me, rather than come to the Coroner's office to identify my body.

Always remember:
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away!